Flu Season Is Here: Reduce Its Effects
The lack of a "true winter" is keeping germs alive and well
While flu season typically peaks in February, this year it’s already been bad, and many are grappling with the common cold. There may even be someone in your office coughing right now. With workers breathing communal air, it’s a good time to look at policies that can help keep your office as healthy as possible during the cold and flu season.
Mary Ellen Brennan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, founder of MEBrennan Consulting, said association policies can influence behavior that optimizes employee health.
While usually done earlier in the season, even at this late date, offering employees a free flu shot helps. “Employees appreciate having that ability to get the flu shot and not have to pay $30 for it,” Brennan said.
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